Bizarrely, I’ve probably seen more of America or New Zealand than I have seen my own continent. As many backpackers will tell you, nearby countries are often neglected for more exotic locations, as we have a natural tendency to overlook what’s on our doorstep. I’ve started to explore Europe a little more recently, one weekend break at a time, and eventually, when funds allow, am planning to bomb around the whole of it in one massive odyssey/quest/piss up.

Now, before you begin sifting through the various articles, sit back, grab a coffee/beer/joint, and enjoy these specially selected GIFs, showcasing an event which encapsulates the very essence of my continent: the Eurovision Song Contest.

You go Moldova!

Killin’ it, Turkey!

Good heavens, Poland. You’ll never get anything clean scrubbing like that.